oy vey


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oy vey

(oi′ vā′)
interj.
Used to express irritation, dismay, sorrow, or self-pity.

[Yiddish : oy, interjection expressing irritation or sorrow + vey, woe (from Middle High German , from Old High German wah, wē; akin to Old English waā, woe!)]
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